Posts Tagged ‘iReady’

Will You Be “iReady” for the New iPhone 3G This iFriday?

Tuesday, July 8th, 2008

Of course Apple really wants you to buy their new iPhone3G, but are you game? Last year’s debut of the 1st generation iPhone (oddly refered to as the “2G” in this leaked memo) went well enough. But that was then and this is now.

You gots to get iReady before Good Friday, July 11, 2008, right? That’s what this gal from New Orleans thought, but she recently found a decided lack of southern hospitality at her local AT&T store (despite the fact that Central Pennsylvania is the Alabama of the North).

Unfortunately, this Southern belle’s experience is not unusual.

This is what it looked like year on the Streets of San Francisco:

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From the Flickrstream of Jen SFO-BCN,mmmm…SFO bacon

Of course last year, the lines moved swiftly. So swiftly that employees were commanded to hit the sidewalks to start hawking the goods. This year? Not so much. And because of the expected hassles, you’ll be able to activate and buy just one iPhone on Opening Day at AT&T stores.   

All you can do at this point is to just be prepared.

So people get ready to spend a lot of time iWaiting in line on iFriday. If you want.

Apple Really Wants You to Buy Their New $700 iPhone 3G

Wednesday, July 2nd, 2008

$700? Yep, that’s what the 16GB model will run you if you don’t want to get the two-year contract from AT&T. But let’s say you play it safe and sign up for AT&T service – some people think that the second-generation iPhone will end up costing you more money. Or maybe you already signed up for the first iPhone – will you be able to easily upgrade? It’s hard to say. (At least you don’t live in Canada, where Rogers rules.)

So much for Twice as Fast, Half the Price. Consult your phone guru for advice here. Some people might actually stick with their existing brick. Good for them.

But not you. You want the latest details on the 3G models from a fake Steve Jobs who gesticulates as if he’s one-quarter Italian. Right? You’re in luck.

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Check out the new 3G here.

And if you’re already familiar with the existing iPhone, find out what’s new right here.

Excited? See you in line on July 11, 2008. Let’s hope we’ll get a greeting like this at opening time. But uh oh, are you iReady?  

 You bring the coffee, and I’ll bring the cupcakes.